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Stories tagged: Whitman County Sheriff's Office


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Small plane crashes in Whitman County, injuring pilot, passenger

A single-engine plane crashed near the community of Hooper in Whitman County, Washington, Friday, leaving both the pilot and passenger injured. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. Friday in an …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Driver airlifted to Spokane hospital after rollover crash in Colfax

Emergency crews found Kyle A. Peterson, of Seatac, Washington, trapped inside his 1999 Ford Explorer, which was upside-down on the side of Colfax Airport Road.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

WSU student charged with selling cocaine to informant; raid nets half-pound of drug

A 23-year-old Washington State University student was arrested Thursday morning after detectives sent an informant to purchase drugs and then raided the suspect’s house in Pullman, finding a half-pound of …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

Suspect in Cowlitz County fatal deputy shooting is killed Sunday

Two police officers fatally shot the suspect in the killing of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy after the man was seen running out of the woods with a firearm, ending …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Authorities search for suspect in armed robbery at Whitman County pot shop

Authorities were searching Monday for a man who entered a marijuana shop near Pullman, pointed a handgun at an employee and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Multiple agencies pursue vehicle in high speed chase through Spokane, Cheney; suspects arrested after crash

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured during a high-speed chase that began in Idaho and ended with a crash in Cheney early Friday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Court records: Woman claiming to be Satan admits to shooting man near Colfax

A man who was discovered dead Friday in Whitman County has been identified as 55-year-old Kenneth L. Allen of Coeur d’Alene.


Multi-agency police chase ends with arrest in Pullman

A high speed police pursuit sped through downtown Pullman on Wednesday just before 2:30 p.m.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Athol man, 69, dies after paragliding accident on Steptoe Butte

A 69-year-old man died after crashing his paraglider Saturday morning on Steptoe Butte, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.


Body of man missing since July 2 recovered from Snake River

The body of a Garfield County man missing since July 2 was located Saturday in the Snake River in Whitman County.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Retired Spokane firefighter killed in ultralight aircraft crash on Snake River

A retired Spokane firefighter was killed early Wednesday morning after authorities say he crashed his ultralight airplane on the Snake River.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Former Rosalia firefighter accused of stealing station’s ambulance on Easter Sunday

A former Rosalia firefighter faces felony charges after Whitman County sheriff’s deputies say he was involved in an early-morning Easter ambulance hijacking.


Whitman County authorities say financial woes may have prompted murder-suicide

Whitman County authorities now say money, not mercy, appears to have motivated a woman to kill her husband before turning the gun on herself.


Couple dead after apparent murder-suicide in rural Whitman County

A couple in their 60s died in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday morning in a rural town in Whitman County.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Bank employee accused of burning down her Tekoa home for insurance money

When a two-story home in Tekoa became engulfed in flames last fall, few suspected arson.


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Malden man who hid body of dead teenager in safe arrested again in Spokane

Bobby J. Bilderback, 48, faces assault and weapons charges after an altercation at his home in Malden, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office. Bilderback spent time in prison for …


Spokane man shot, ‘possibly stabbed’ on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July ended in a hospital bed for a Spokane man who was “shot in the leg at least once and possibly stabbed” during a fight in Tekoa, …


Missing hunter found in Whitman County with hunting dog at his side

The body of a missing hunter was found Wednesday in Whitman County with his hunting dog by his side.


Two dead after crash near Steptoe

Two people died early this morning in a one-car wreck near Steptoe.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 10, 2015, 10:23 p.m.

3 killed, 1 injured in Moscow shootings, suspect arrested after high-speed chase

Three people were killed and another critically injured Saturday when a man shot them in three separate incidents in Moscow.


Husband charged in poisoning attempt

COLFAX – Investigators suspect a graduate student studying chemistry at Washington State University tried to poison his wife with nitrogen gas to collect on her $1 million life insurance policy. …


WSU grad student accused of trying to poison wife

Investigators have arrested a man suspected of trying to poison his wife last month at their Uniontown, Wash., home.


Pullman man falls from Granite Point, dies

A Pullman man fell 50 feet to his death early Friday morning at the Granite Point cliffs along the Snake River.


After break-in, homeowner ties up suspect for deputies

A would-be burglar, who was trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey by a St. John, Wash., homeowner, told sheriff’s deputies that he was offended by the man’s actions. Michael E. …


Divers recover AK-47 connected to homicide

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered what is believed to be a murder weapon Tuesday in the Spokane River. Authorities believe the AK-47 rifle was used to kill …


Dive team recovers murder weapon from Spokane River

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered what is believed to be a murder weapon in the Spokane River today.


Kayaker dies after capsizing in Rock Lake

A man who was rescued after his kayak tipped over Sunday in Rock Lake later died, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Tractor-trailer falls on men, killing one

One man was killed and one seriously injured after a tractor-trailer they were working on fell off its hoist Tuesday near Pullman, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office. David …


Inmate escapes during work detail

Police are searching for a man who escaped from a work detail at the Whitman County Jail on Saturday.


Infant hospitalized; mom’s boyfriend charged

A 5-month-old boy is in critical condition after his mother’s 21-year-old boyfriend assaulted him early Monday, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.